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Seven year jail term, Rs.8000 fine for taking bribe of Rs. 600

Bidar: A village accountant was sentenced seven years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 8000 for accepting a bribe of Rs. 600 six years ago.

Yes, you got it right, the village accountant of Chambola village in Bidar, Rajkumar has been sent to jail for seven years for taking a bribe of Rs. 600 from a party involved in land dispute.

Judge of the chief district and sessions court, Sanjeeva Hanchate, who also happens to be the judge of Lokayukta special court, announced this verdict on Tuesday June 23.

Rajkumar was caught red hand while he was accepting bribe  of Rs 600 on August 3, 2009 from Venkatrao Sherikar from Hippalgaon village, who had applied for the mutation of his property.

Afte prolonged hearing and based on evidence, the judge came to the conclusion that the VA was guilty of charges levelled against him. The judge said that corruption cases have gone beyond limits in the country. Whether bribe take was a rupee or a lakh that doesn’t matter. A bribe is a bribe. Guilty should be punished.

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